The Amateur's Code
The Radio Amateur is:
Considerate...never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
Loyal... offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, and his or her national radio amateur association.
Progressive... with known kedge abreast of science, a well-built and efficient station and operation above reproach.
Friendly... slow and patient operating when requested; friendly advice and counsel to the beginner; kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interest of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.
Balanced... radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school, or community.
Patriotic... station and skill always ready for service to country and community.
Written by Paul M.Segal, W9EEA, in 1928.